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Copa America: Vidal’s late penalty lift Chile past Bolivia

Copa America: Vidal's late penalty lift Chile past Bolivia

Arturo Vidal scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time and Chile kept alive their hopes of advancing in the Copa America with a 2-1 victory over Bolivia in Group D play on Friday night.

Defending Copa America champion Chile ended a three-game losing streak. Bolivia has lost six straight and has allowed at least two goals in each of its last 12 games.

Chile finished with 10 shots on goal to just one for Bolivia.

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Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe yells instructions during a Copa America Group D soccer match against Chile. AP Images
Chile was awarded the penalty try after Luis Gutierrez was called for a hand ball.

Vidal gave Chile a 1-0 lead in the first minute of the second half when he corralled a Bolivia turnover and executed a give-and-go with Mauricio Pinilla and slid a goal past Carlos Lampe. Bolivia tied it the 61st minute when Jhasmani Campos hooked a left-footed free kick just inside the post from 30 yards out.

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